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Back to the blogFeb 2, 2023

When Does the Revenue Cycle Begin in a Healthcare Facility? 

When Does the Revenue Cycle Begin in a Healthcare Facility? 

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The revenue cycle in healthcare typically begins when your patient makes an appointment with your facility, and it ends when you received full payment for any services you’ve provided. While the process itself is typically straightforward, there are quite a few areas where you may face challenges. At TempDev, one of our goals is to help you identify and overcome the medical billing challenges you face to ensure that you’re successful.  

What is the Revenue Cycle in Healthcare? The revenue cycle in healthcare covers the financial and administrative functions of your organization. The process includes everything related to gathering data about the patient, the services you provide to them, and the subsequent follow-up care. Your goal is to create a process that is effective, timely, and clear for your staff and patients. TempDev offers a range of service options to help your organization thrive, with tools, best practices, and consulting that support your financial health.  

How To Succeed With Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management 

With so many changes in the healthcare industry, it’s more important than ever to focus on your revenue cycle. You need to focus on how you process your patients from the first contact through to their final billing statement and payment. Our simple yet effective strategies will help you succeed even in the most challenging times. Here are a few tips:  

Focus on Intake 

Your patients will have a better experience with your organization if their account is accurate, but it’s also essential for the success of your revenue cycle management (RCM). You may see errors enter your system as part of your initial intake process, and those discrepancies will disrupt not only the quality and reliability of your patient care but also claim reimbursements.

Check your process and make sure you have checks in place to ensure the accuracy of your data. At TempDev, we work with your team to improve your processes while integrating your systems with an effective practice management system to ensure revenue cycle health.  

Focus on Claim Denials 

Claim denials are linked to your process of effectively in-taking a patient, but it also requires your staff’s time and attention. They need to check the claim to make sure it’s as accurate as possible, but then follow up on the claim to ensure that you’ve addressed any concerns.

The claim might be denied because of incorrect coding, incorrect insurance, or other technical issues that are quick and easy to address. At TempDev, we work with you to clean up your medical billing process while redesigning your workflow to ensure the best processes and patient outcomes. 

Focus on Training 

Since many of the most common claim denials are easy to address, those issues should also be part of your training program for your staff. With training on your billing software and a clear understanding of how the process works for your organization, you’ll be able to avoid many of the delays and denials which slow down your process. Training also contributes to lower burnout and higher satisfaction rates for your staff and doctors.  

How Can Technology Drive Your Revenue Cycle in Healthcare?  

Technology and innovation are driving many of the improvements in healthcare. Technological achievements make a significant impact on nearly every aspect of our life and work, but they also impact how we interact with and understand healthcare services, support, and optimization.  

    As part of our service options, TempDev offers co-sourcing, outsourcing, and temporary billing support via TempBill. We also offer training and implementation support services for your front-desk staff, managers, medical billers, and operational leads. So, you’ll have the trained and qualified support you need no matter what your current challenges may be.  

    How TempDev Can Help With Your Revenue Cycle Needs 

    TempDev’s revenue cycle consultants consult with you as part of our support services for your practice management (PM) and electronic health records (EHRs) systems. So, if your office is struggling with bad debt, credit balances, denied claims, or other recycle cycle issues, TempDev offers the resources and support you need.

    With Revenue Cycle Optimization, Flat-Rate Billers, and Practice Management Assessment, we focus on identifying your unique medical billing challenges. Then, we deliver the targeted solutions you need the most. We offer the tools and resources you need, with top tips and tricks that will make your medical processes more profitable and more efficient. With our service, support, and resources, we work to ensure your success. 

    Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to get the help you need with revenue cycle management.  

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